Clarence Schollmeyer

Funeral Service for Clarence Schollmeyer, 66, of Killdeer, was at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Killdeer with Pastors John and Rachel Simonson officiating.

Clarence Schollmeyer

Posted November 9, 2012

Funeral Service for Clarence Schollmeyer, 66, of Killdeer, was at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Killdeer with Pastors John and Rachel Simonson officiating.

Clarence passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012 near San Marcos, TX due to injuries sustained from an airplane accident.

When talking about Clarence Schollmeyer – or Buss (short for Buster), it’s hard to convey his deep love of life, family, and friends. Buss was one of those rare individuals people always remembered even if only meeting him once. Growing up on a farm in Dunn Center, North Dakota, Buss attended grade school and then high school in Killdeer, ND. Buss received a senatorial sponsorship to the US Air Force Academy. Being medically discharged from the Air Force, his love of aviation and flying led him to pursue a degree in aeronautical engineering and move to Seattle, WA where he worked for Boeing. Buss married his high school sweetheart, Andrea (Andi) Rice, and settled in Seattle. Flying initiated a move to Miami, FL where he eventually established a charter service. Buss had another passion, working the land to raise and harvest a crop ~ Farming. This 2nd passion, led them back to North Dakota and his family’s farm.

As working the land is an all consuming passion, Buss and Andi put all their efforts into succeeding and growing the farm during some turbulent times. In addition to farming, Buss’s entrepreneurial spirit drove him to establish an engineering, field services, and fresh water business while joining the Dunn County Historical Society.

Buss and Andi sacrificed much to achieve success in their endeavors, most significant of these, was his love of flying. After Buss retired from farming, his loves for flying and general aviation led him to look for an airplane. Ultimately, he found the plane of his dreams, a Cessna 320 Skyknight (shaped like a bullet, it looked fast sitting still). Buss and Andi spent much of the last two years outfitting their new plane, planning and taking many trips. Buss became “A farmer with a plane”.

Clarence is survived by his wife Andrea of forty six years and his sons Corbett (Claudia) & Mike (Kelli), his brother Charlie (Chuck) Schollmeyer, and Uncle Alfred. Clarence has four grandchildren: Roarick, Rowyn, Taylor, and Riley.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.stevensonfuneralhome.com

 

 


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